Epiphany last Yr B—
Dazzling Light

Mark 9:2-9

Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.

From sermon4kids.com: “You and I may never have an experience on the mountain top like the one that Peter, James, and John had, but we can “Climb Sunshine Mountain” if we will stay close to Jesus and walk with him each and every day.”

Scripture: February 11, 2018 (Last Sunday after the Epiphany)—Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39, & Psalm 147:1-12, 21c

Collect: O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Reflection: Editor’s note: My PC is down for a few weeks so the reflection will return when my PC has recovered.

Image: The transfiguration by Carl Bloch

Sunday School 9:15 am

Eye Candy: “The Transfiguration” by Fra Angelica; “The transfiguration” by James Tissot; “Elijah taken up to heaven” by He Qi

Ear Worm: “Transfiguration“, Hillsong; “Holy ground” by Melodie Malone; “Swing low, sweet chariot” sung by Etta James

Brain Food: “Transfiguration”: For that one moment, ‘in and out of time’, / On that one mountain where all moments meet, / The daily veil that covers the sublime / In darkling glass fell dazzled at his feet. / There were no angels full of eyes and wings / Just living glory full of truth and grace. / The Love that dances at the heart of things / Shone out upon us from a human face / And to that light the light in us leaped up, / We felt it quicken somewhere deep within, / A sudden blaze of long-extinguished hope / Trembled and tingled through the tender skin. / Nor can this this blackened sky, this darkened scar / Eclipse that glimpse of how things really are. ~Malcolm Guite;

What Elijah wore“, reflection on old testament reading; “Self guided retreat” from At the edge of the enclosure website

Movies/Videos: “To kill a mockingbird” (1968), Finch undergoes transformation; “Martin Guerre” , duality & disbelief; “Deep end of the ocean” (1999), story of a kidnapped child

 Study guide, group activity, snacks—try feeding someone else cereal from a teaspoon without spilling; who is in control?

: young elementary: activity one or two; bulletin games – OT or Gospel;
older elementary: activity one or two; bulletin games – OT or Gospel

  Video for “Do cremated people go to heaven?”, Chapter 14

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